About My Work
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Claudia began working in substance use treatment in 1998 while working at Holloway Prison in London in the mental health and detox unit. It was this work that led her to advance her skills and studies around effective and sensible drug treatment and the value of Harm Reduction. She earned a Masters in Public Health from San Francisco State University focusing on areas of drug user health and human rights.
Claudia spent twelve years working as a substance use counselor for the UCSF-Alliance Health Project, an agency supporting LGBTQ mental health. While experienced in working with issues affecting the LGBTQ community and Transitional Age Youth, she works with anyone seeking guidance and support around substance use and addictions including alcohol, cocaine and club drugs . She uses principles of Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and Creative Arts within her practice.
She has a private practice through Clarity, Mindful Living and provides individual counseling, groups and trainings around the SF Bay Area.
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